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The Winter Bride : Chance Sisters Romance   - Anne Gracie

The Winter Bride

Chance Sisters Romance

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Published: 1st April 2014
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Damaris Chance's unhappy past has turned her off the idea of marriage forever. But her guardian, Lady Beatrice Davenham, convinces her to make her coming out anyway – and have a season of carefree, uncomplicated fun.

When Damaris finds herself trapped in a compromising situation with the handsome rake Freddy Monkton-Coombes, she has no choice but to agree to wed him – as long as it's in name only. Her new husband seems to accept her terms, but Freddy has a plan of his own: to seduce his reluctant winter bride.

Will Damaris's secrets destroy her chance at true happiness? Or can Freddy help her cast off the shackles of the past, and yield to delicious temptation?

About the Author

Anne Gracie spent her childhood and youth on the move, thanks to her father's job, which took them around the world. The gypsy life taught her that humour and love are universal languages and that favourite books can take you home, wherever you are.

Anne started her first novel while backpacking solo around the world. Originally published by Harlequin Books, she now writes Regency-era historical romances for Berkley (Penguin USA) and Penguin Australia, but instead of her new career taking her back to exotic overseas locations, she turned into a cave-bound writer-hermit.

Anne is a former president of Romance Writers of Australia. She lives in Melbourne in a small and very elderly wooden house, but she's too busy writing to renovate. Anne's books are published in sixteen languages, have been shortlisted three times for the prestigious RITA award (USA), have twice won the Romantic Book of the Year (Australia) and the National Reader's Choice Award (USA), and have been listed in Library Journal (USA) best books of the year.

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Praise for The Winter Bride: "A delightful, emotionally complex romance....A romantic winner, with Gracie's typical witty charm and sweeping emotion." --Kirkus Reviews"Exquisitely written, perfectly plotted." --Library Journal (starred review)"The Chance sisters are living a dream, and readers will be thrilled to be there with them. Gracie has created a wonderful cast of characters, from the sisters themselves to their benefactress and servants....The lively dialogue and tender emotions compel readers to relish every moment." --RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) Praise for Anne Gracie's previous romance, The Autumn Bride "Gracie charms and entices with this launch of the Regency-era Chance Sisters series....A deep, rich story that will leave readers starry-eyed."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)"A complex, charming heartwarmer that celebrates love, brave heroines, and the miracle of second chances."--Kirkus Reviews"With a pair of beautifully matched protagonists and some particularly despicable villains, this funny, dangerously addictive page-turner is a hands-down Regency winner; the rest of the series can't come fast enough." --Library Journal"I honestly can't remember the last time I've enjoyed a book quite this much."--Night Owl Reviews Praise for The Winter Bride: -A delightful, emotionally complex romance....A romantic winner, with Gracie's typical witty charm and sweeping emotion.- --Kirkus Reviews-Exquisitely written, perfectly plotted.- --Library Journal (starred review)-The Chance sisters are living a dream, and readers will be thrilled to be there with them. Gracie has created a wonderful cast of characters, from the sisters themselves to their benefactress and servants....The lively dialogue and tender emotions compel readers to relish every moment.- --RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) Praise for Anne Gracie's previous romance, The Autumn Bride -Gracie charms and entices with this launch of the Regency-era Chance Sisters series....A deep, rich story that will leave readers starry-eyed.---Publishers Weekly (starred review)-A complex, charming heartwarmer that celebrates love, brave heroines, and the miracle of second chances.---Kirkus Reviews-With a pair of beautifully matched protagonists and some particularly despicable villains, this funny, dangerously addictive page-turner is a hands-down Regency winner; the rest of the series can't come fast enough.- --Library Journal-I honestly can't remember the last time I've enjoyed a book quite this much.---Night Owl Reviews Praise for "The Winter Brid"e: "A delightful, emotionally complex romance....A romantic winner, with Gracie s typical witty charm and sweeping emotion." --"Kirkus Reviews""Exquisitely written, perfectly plotted." --"Library Journal "(starred review")""The Chance sisters are living a dream, and readers will be thrilled to be there with them. Gracie has created a wonderful cast of characters, from the sisters themselves to their benefactress and servants....The lively dialogue and tender emotions compel readers to relish every moment." --"RT Book Reviews" (Top Pick) Praise for Anne Gracie's previous romance, "The Autumn Bride" Gracie charms and entices with this launch of the Regency-era Chance Sisters series .A deep, rich story that will leave readers starry-eyed. "Publishers Weekly" (starred review) A complex, charming heartwarmer that celebrates love, brave heroines, and the miracle of second chances. "Kirkus Reviews""With a pair of beautifully matched protagonists and some particularly despicable villains, this funny, dangerously addictive page-turner is a hands-down Regency winner; the rest of the series can't come fast enough." --"Library Journal" I honestly can t remember the last time I ve enjoyed a book quite this much. "Night Owl Reviews"" Praise for "The Winter Brid"e: "A delightful, emotionally complex romance....A romantic winner, with Gracie's typical witty charm and sweeping emotion." --"Kirkus Reviews" "Exquisitely written, perfectly plotted." --"Library Journal "(starred review")" "The Chance sisters are living a dream, and readers will be thrilled to be there with them. Gracie has created a wonderful cast of characters, from the sisters themselves to their benefactress and servants....The lively dialogue and tender emotions compel readers to relish every moment." --"RT Book Reviews" (Top Pick)Praise for Anne Gracie's previous romance, "The Autumn Bride" "Gracie charms and entices with this launch of the Regency-era Chance Sisters series....A deep, rich story that will leave readers starry-eyed."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "A complex, charming heartwarmer that celebrates love, brave heroines, and the miracle of second chances."--"Kirkus Reviews" "With a pair of beautifully matched protagonists and some particularly despicable villains, this funny, dangerously addictive page-turner is a hands-down Regency winner; the rest of the series can't come fast enough." --"Library Journal" "I honestly can't remember the last time I've enjoyed a book quite this much."--"Night Owl Reviews" "The Chance sisters are living a dream, and readers will be thrilled to be there with them. Gracie has created a wonderful cast of characters, from the sisters themselves to their benefactress and servants....The lively dialogue and tender emotions compel readers to relish every moment." --"RT Book Reviews" (Top Pick) on "The Winter Bride"Praise for Anne Gracie's previous romance, "The Autumn Bride" "Gracie charms and entices with this launch of the Regency-era Chance Sisters series....A deep, rich story that will leave readers starry-eyed."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "A complex, charming heartwarmer that celebrates love, brave heroines, and the miracle of second chances."--"Kirkus Reviews" "With a pair of beautifully matched protagonists and some particularly despicable villains, this funny, dangerously addictive page-turner is a hands-down Regency winner; the rest of the series can't come fast enough." --"Library Journal" "I honestly can't remember the last time I've enjoyed a book quite this much."--"Night Owl Reviews" "Gracie charms and entices with this launch of the Regency-era Chance Sisters series....A deep, rich story that will leave readers starry-eyed."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "A complex, charming heartwarmer that celebrates love, brave heroines, and the miracle of second chances."--"Kirkus Reviews" "I honestly can't remember the last time I've enjoyed a book quite this much."--"Night Owl Reviews" Praise for Anne Gracie's previous novel "The Autumn Bride" "Gracie...charms and entices with this launch of the Regency-era Chance Sisters series.... Layers of secrets and deft characterization make for a deep, rich story that will leave readers starry-eyed."--"Publisher's Weekly" (Starred Review) "Historical romance author Gracie is known for her nuanced, unconventional characters and rich, original plot lines. This book, first of a planned quartet, doesn't disappoint. A complex, charming heartwarmer that celebrates love, brave heroines and the miracle of second chances."--"Kirkus Reviews" "Abigail Chantry sprints across London rooftops and into the window of an abandoned mansion in search of something to sell in order to save her sister and friends from a life on the streets. What she doesn't expect is to be greeted by an elderly lady asking, 'Have you come to kill me?' and then being taken in by the woman. ... Delightful Jane Austen quotes introduce each chapter and add to the fun. VERDICT With a pair of beautifully matched protagonists and some particularly despicable villains, this funny, dangerously addictive page-turner is a hands-down Regency winner; the rest of the series can't come fast enough." -Library Journal" "Readers will want to take a chance on this delightful, heartwarming series about sisters of the heart, family, friends, and the fun and passion of romance. Gracie lifts readers' spirits, creating a delightful cast of characters, tender moments and lighthearted repartee designed to tug at the heart. Keep a hankie handy for tears of laughter and joy." --"Romantic Times" "I honestly can't remember the last time I've enjoyed a book quite this much. . . . I predict "The Autumn Bride" is going to be "THE" book to add to the TBR list of Historical Romance fans everywhere."--"Night Owl Reviews"Praise for Anne Gracie's previous works: "With her signature superbly nuanced characters, subtle sense of wit, and richly emotional w

ISBN: 9780425259269
ISBN-10: 0425259269
Series: Chance Sisters Romances
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 1st April 2014
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.0 x 10.7  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.16